Steven Shapin: Tucking into Atkins
5 August 2004
Show More Dr Atkins’ New Diet Revolution: The No-Hunger, Luxurious Weight Loss Plan that Really Works! by Robert C. Atkins.
Vermilion, 542 pp., £7.99, January 2003, 0 09 188948 0Show More
Atkins for Life: The Next Level, Permanent Weight Loss and Good Health by Robert C. Atkins.
Pan, 456 pp., £7.99, December 2003, 0 330 41846 7Show More
The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss by Arthur Agatston.
Headline, 278 pp., £10.99, May 2003, 0 7553 1129 9Show More
“... physical urges are hard to combat,’ he says. That much is nothing new: Jesus and St Anthony knew it very well. But Atkins’s conclusion is staunchly democratic: ‘Fighting the scale armed only with willpower and determination works, at best, for only five low-fat dieters out of a hundred.’ If, however, we use the best nutritional science, we ...”